Now you can update your Nexus 5 with the latest Android 5.0 LPX13D Lollipop Developer Preview, the preview images are available for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 devices and you easily update you device with ADB commands. This Preview Image of Android 5.0 Lollipop contains many of the major enhancements that were teased at Google I/O held previously this year. The update method is simple and all you need ADB files and preview images for your nexus and you can do this easily in within a minutes. Here is this guide we’ll show you how to update nexus 5 with the latest Lollipop Developer Preview. Remember, this is an official factory image of Android 5.0 by Google, not a custom ROM. Let’s get on with the tutorial now.
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CHECK PHONE MODEL
This guide is only for the Nexus 5 android smartphone. Don’t try this method on any of other Android devices, It may hard brick your device. So, first confirm your phone model number in your android phone settings. To do this Go the Settings page of your device and check out the “About Device” option.
PRE-REQUISITES AND REQUIREMENTS
Before following the below Mention guide, It’s always recommended to follow our pre-requisites and requirement to stay safe.
1. BACKUP YOUR ANDROID DATA
Do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. This one is one of the most important step that you have to follow, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps. For help on Backup and Restore check out the below mention guides.
BACKUP ANDROID APPS, SMS, CONTACTS, CALL LOGS, & BOOKMARKS
BACKUP ANDROID DEVICE WITH THESE FREE APPS
BACKUP AND RESTORE WHATSAPP MESSAGES
2. INSTALL NEXUS 5 DRIVERS
You need these drivers to connect your device with the computer to follow this guide. Without these USB drivers you can’t connect your device to the PC, first download and install these drivers on your system.
3. ENABLE USB DEBUGGING MODE
Now you need to enable USB debugging mode. Without enabling USB debugging mode on your device you can’t start the root, Custom ROM or Unlock process.
4. CHARGE YOU ANDROID
If your device switched off during this process, it could damage or brick the device. Make sure that your Android battery is full charge or near about 50-70% battery level.
After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to proceed with the tutorial. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and do exactly what is told.
HOW TO UPDATE NEXUS 5 WITH ANDROID L
Step 1. First Download the ADB files on your desktop and extract the folder on your desktop. You need these files to run the ADB command on your windows.
Step 2. Download Android 5.0 Preview Image (hammerhead-lpx13d-preview-f7596f51) for Nexus 5 on your PC, if you haven’t already.
Step 3. Now move all the extracted file on your ADB folder that you downloaded on Step 1.
Step 4. Now connect your device to the PC with USB cable. And after that open the ADB folder and Hold Shift button and Right click on the White space of the folder and click on “Open Command Window here”.
Step 5. In the command prompt windows enter the following command to boot your device in fastboot mode.
adb reboot bootloader
Step 6. Now you phone will boot in fastboot mode, at this time go to the ADB folder and doible click on the “flash-all” file to start the installation process.
Step 7. Now wait and watch as the process is completed — or follow the on-screen instructions on your phone.
Step 8. After the installation completes, the phone will boot now and it might take about 5 minutes to boot on your first time. So, please wait with patience!
Now your phone is running on the Android 5.0 LPX13D Lollipop Developer Preview